Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability in miniBB


Advisory by Netsparker (now Invicti)
Name: XSS Vulnerability in miniBB
Affected Software: miniBB
Affected Versions: 3.1 and possibly below
Vendor Homepage:
Vulnerability Type: Cross-site Scripting
Severity: Important
CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2262
Invicti Advisory Reference: NS-15-006

Technical Details

Proof of Concept URLs for XSS in miniBB:

Page: bb_admin.php
Parameter Name: topic
Parameter Type: POST
Attack Pattern: '"--></style></scRipt><scRipt>alert(0x005F12)</scRipt>

For more information on cross-site scripting vulnerabilities, see Cross-site Scripting (XSS).

Advisory Timeline

05/03/2015 – First Contact
10/04/2015 – Vulnerability fixed
14/04/2014 – Advisory released


Credits & Authors

These issues have been discovered by Omar Kurt while testing Invicti Web Application Security Scanner.

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